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US’ Ascend Performance Materials buys major stake in Circular Polymers

10th Nov 2022

US’ Ascend Performance Materials has purchased a majority stake in California-based Circular Polymers, a recycler of post-consumer, high-performance polymers including polyamide 6 and 66, polypropylene and polyester (PET). The deal provides Ascend with a consistent supply of high-quality PCR materials for its ReDefyne sustainable polyamides.

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US’ Ashland earns EcoVadis Gold

5th Nov 2022

US’ Ashland has earned EcoVadis Gold underscoring the company’s commitment to environment, social and governance (ESG) and a conscious-to-cutting-edge approach to innovation. Since its founding in 2007, EcoVadis, one of the world’s leading and trusted providers of business sustainability ratings has ranked over 100,000 companies globally.

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Milliken, PureCycle create first fully sustainable concentrate for PP

25th Oct 2022

Milliken & Company, an expert in polymer additive and colourant technology and PureCycle Technologies, Inc., have announced that they have created the first fully sustainable concentrate for PP on the market. This development advances circularity, since the concentrate based on PureCycle materials will allow for greater use of 100 per cent recycled...

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India’s Garware Technical Fibres’ sales rise 26.3% in Q2FY23

25th Oct 2022

The net sales of Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. (Formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd.), a leading manufacturer of technical textiles for the Indian and global markets, has increased 26.3 per cent to ₹355.9 crore in the second quarter of 2023 as compared to ₹281.8 crore in the second quarter of 2022. Profit before tax increased by 15.5 per cent to ₹61.0...

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US’ 3M to unveil Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation

25th Oct 2022

3M is set to launch 3M Thinsulate Flowable Featherless Insulation. The product from the US-based company is a lightweight, high loft insulation made with 80 per cent recycled content that’s designed to be flowable for easy processing. This product is the addition to the ever-growing line of 3M Thinsulate Insulation products made with sustainable...

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US’ B&O showcases fluorine-free DWR at IFAI EXPO 2022

13th Oct 2022

Chemical manufacturer Bolger & O’Hearn, Inc Specialty Chemicals (B&O) has announced that it has introduced its new high performance, fluorine-free durable water repellent (DWR), Shell-Tech Free at the IFAI Expo 2022. The event will be held until October 14, 2022, at the Charlotte Convention Center in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, US.

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Indian govt clears 23 technical textile research projects under NTTM

16th Sep 2022

The ministry of textiles, Government of India has cleared 23 strategic research projects in technical textiles worth around ₹60 crore under its flagship programme the ‘National Technical Textiles Mission’. These strategic research projects are in the areas of specialty fibres, sustainable textiles, geotextiles, mobiltech and sports textiles.

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Mativ announces relocation of Atlanta-area headquarters

14th Sep 2022

Mativ has announced the relocation of its headquarters to a new location in Georgia. Mativ is a manufacturer of critical components and engineered solutions, the result of the successfully completed merger between Neenah and SWM International. The move will enable the company to further enhance its employee experience, innovation and customer support.

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Gryphon makes major investment in US’ Techmer PM

9th Sep 2022

Material design firm Techmer PM, LLC has announced that it has received a majority investment from Gryphon Investors, a middle-market private equity firm. Techmer PM's founder John Manuck, the company’s management team, and SK Capital, a private investment firm, will remain investors in the company alongside Gryphon. The terms of the deal were not...

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